The San Antonio Spurs snatched home court away from the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals 92-88. Big deal, the Heat lost home court in both the Bulls and Pacers series and managed to take care of business on the road. It can be expected that the Heat will find a way to steal a game back.
The 2-3-2 NBA Finals format heavily favors the home team and almost requires the road team (Spurs) to win at least two games on the opponents court. That’s because a great team like the Heat are almost certain to win one of the middle three games on the road.
I believe that Erik Spoelstra is not a very good in-game coach but he does excel, with the help of LeBron and a veteran cast, at game planning for an opponent. Gregg Popovich is a mastermind at both but Spoelstra has proven to be capable of making the proper adjustments from game to game in his short stint as the coach of the Heat.
Here are some of the adjustments that are available to him that should give the Heat the upper hand and give LeBron a second ring:
Dennis Rodman was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show and gave strong answers about the LeBron James and Michael Jordan debate. The worm said that LeBron would have been an average player in Jordan’s day and that Jordan would average over 40 points a game.
Rodman said a Bulls-Heat matchup would be no contest. He stated that he would take Chris Bosh right out of his game. Does anyone doubt him?
Much of what Rodman said was convincing and believable. His performance on the DP Show was much better than any of his Celebrity Apprentice episodes.
Here’s the video of the Worm dogging LeBron and company:
Two year old “Trick Shot” Titus Ashby absolutely destroyed Shaquille O’Neal last night on Jimmy Kimmel shortly before Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Spurs and Heat.
Both contestants shot at hoops that were set at their respective height and Titus was six feet away while Shaq was 18. Shaq deferred to Titus who made eight free throws in thirty seconds which was fairly remarkable.
Shaq made zero free throws in thirty seconds which surprised noone.
I’ve found a highlight during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in which LeBron wasn’t flopping or acting a fool. Instead he was Shaq-tin a fool as he fell into the laps of a ballooning Shaquille O’Neal.
I like the dejected look on Bron’s face and the fact that Shaq wrapped him up until the play was over. Continue reading →
LeBron James attempted to challenge Roy Hibbert and the laws of verticality in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals and lost. Then he lost his mind and threw a hissy fit as he sprinted 90 feet in drawing a technical foul.
Doesn’t he know that Bo Jackson already trademarked that move?
LeBron, if you are going to do it right then you need to finish and go all the way out of the building.